Thursday, November 19, 2009

GinaK Designs Blog Hop: Vintage Borders

Thank you for joining us on our hop today, featuring my newest GinaK Designs set, Vintage Borders. Make sure you visit the StampTV Idea Center to download the Tip Sheet for this versatile set. I have two cards and an ornament to show you today.

Gift card holder card - As I was looking for a gift card holder template, I found that most of them are too small for mailing. It gave me an idea to design one that is a normal A2 size card that is also easy enough for mass production (if you're like me who doesn't have access to the many sales at the malls, gift cards are the best gift to give). The tutorial is found toward the end of this post.

The text, scallop border and ornaments are from Vintage Borders set. The sentiment is from Tami's Calendar Bits & Pieces set. I used Rocket Red and Soft Sand cardstocks, Vivid Brick Red ink. The ribbon is Pure Luxury white organdy.

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Here is an ornament I made, using the Spellbinders Fleur de lis Pendant and Labels One dies. I stamped the music stamp from Vintage Borders with white pigment on Cranberry Tart cardstock. I also used the Fresh Asparagus cardstock and ribbon.

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Here it is hung.

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Here's a matching card to go with the ornament that has a shabby feel. I used Emily's Vintage Holly digipapers and the following Pure Luxury cardstocks: Cranberry Tart, Fresh Asparagus, White. The buttons are from the Autumn Assortment.

Now, please visit my dear friend, Lisa Hjulberg, joining in the blog hop tonight. Then, stop by these GinaK Designer's & Center Stage Spotlight blogs for even more samples: Asela, Carolyn, Cindy, Emily, Erika, Jessica, Kurtis, Lee, Lynn, Melanie, Tami, Theresa, Deb, Melissa, Karen, Sharri, and Sue

Before you finish hopping, be sure to check in on GinaK's blog to enter your comment for a chance to win Nina's Vintage Borders stamp set. If you already have purchased Nina's set, you can substitute any GinaK Designs stamp set valued at $23.95 or less.

For those of you are who looking for a quick and easy Christmas card idea, check out the Vintage Borders Card Kit available online in GinaK's store tonight. The Kit includes the step by step tutorial as well as all the card stock cut to the exact measurements needed to make 4 cards. For more details and photos of this card kit, see Jessica Fick's blog link as well as this Class Kit link.

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Tutorial for Gift card holder:

1. Cut 2 cardstock panels: 4" x 11" and 4.25" x 5.5". Score at 3-14/", 8-1/2" marks. If you have a ScorPal, you can set your cardstock on the right side and score as shown below.

2. Stamp the card front. Make the pocket for the gift card by attaching brads as shown.

3. Adhere the card front to the other card panel. Decorate and tie a ribbon around the card front. Or you can tie the ribbon first around the card front before attaching to the red panel. I prefer the first method just because it's easier for most people to slide the ribbon back intact, rather than re-tying it to close the card. This card can be done as is, or see below for a fancier design.


Here is the inside. Inserting cash works, too, but probably not best for mailing :-).

Happy hopping!

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32 comments:

  1. Great projects Nina. LOVE your set and the gift holder is perfect!

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  2. FABULOUS Nina!
    I should be getting this set in the mail by Friday! :)

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  3. Gift card holder is Fab!! and I really love the ornament. So elegant!1 A girl can never have too many pearls!

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  4. I will definitely need to keep this great idea in mind for the Holidays.
    Love, love Vintage Borders!

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  5. Hi Nina!
    Wow- you have really inspired me. I have this stamp set and have had several idea's oh how to use it but...you just gave me a few more. lol
    thank you for sharing all of your projects with all of us - I do appreciate it.

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  6. Great projects Nina!! I love the gift holder card. Think I might give that a try!

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  7. Awesome projects Nina! I love the full sized gift card holder and the ornament is to die for! I just have to tell you what a pleasure it has been to work with this set of stamps for the last month. It is so versatile and I lvoe it!

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  8. beautiful cards but I ADORE the fancy ornament - WOW!

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  9. Nina your card is very pretty. I really love the gift card holder. I think I will have to do this for some of my gift card at christmas time

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  10. These are both absolultely delightful, Nina! I love them! The digi papers are beautiful as well. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Ohhhh the ornament design is amazing!!!! And I love the inside of that gift card holder!!!

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  12. Fabulous, Nina! I love your giftcard holder - thanks for the tutorial!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  13. gorgeous projects Nina! wow! thanks for the tutorial on the gift card holder card! I love it!!

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  14. Great card!
    I love that stamps.So beautiful!

    And ornament is amazing!
    Love it!!!
    And thank you for all that informations.
    Hugs!
    Sandra!

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  15. This is one fabulous and inspiring set. I just love your project and gift card. Thanks for a chance.

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  16. These are all beautiful Nina and I love the giftcard holder!!!

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  17. Fantastic projects Nina. I just love this set (and all of your designs). Your creativity here is just outstanding!

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  18. Nina, beautiful projects! Love the ornament and giftcard holder!

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  19. Great project!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love your set.
    Sandra

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  20. Beautiful cards and ornament, Nina! Love this set! Thanks for the gift card holder tutorial!

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  21. Nina, I love your set and your projects. You are so creative. Great job.

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  22. WONDERFUL Nina!! I love them all!! The gift holder is perfect!!

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  23. awesome set and beautiful samples Nina!!

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  24. The gift card holder card is a BEAUTY! and the ornament . . . Gorgeous. You really hit the mark with these projects. You are always amazing me. everything you touch turns to Magic!

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  25. Great card and tut!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Ya know, you're right, our kids could be cousins. Lots of similarities being mixed :)

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  26. Nina, what fun projects! I LOVE your set and am so happy so many others do too!!

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  27. Yummy yummy cards and ornament, Nina! I'm definitely using the hanging ornaments image on my next card. I already have the concept swirling around in my head. And I LOVE the music notes embossed in white...plus that fabulous knit lace and gorgeous bow! Thanks so much for allowing me to join you on the blog hop!

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  28. O my word Nina, this is an amazing post. Where do I begin?? Love the new set, that decorations is stunning and what a FANTABULOUS Gift card and a tutorial. Whoooo Hoooo

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  29. I love these! I just received the Vintage Borders stamp set the end of this week and I LOVE them! your so talented nina. :)

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